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Riot Games Awards 10 Slots In League of Legends Championship Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 20 / 17

The Warriors, Rockets Owner Tilman Fertitta , and Cavaliers Owner Dan Gilbert are among the new owners welcomed into the upper echelon of American esports by Riot Games, winning bids to join the reconstituted North American League of Legends Championship Series starting next year. Riot has announ...

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NBC Praised For Open Coverage

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